They were expendable . . . until they started comparing notes! This is a must-read novel for all fans of smart, witty SF.
From the Inside Flap
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the flagship Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid It's a prestige posting, and life couldn't be better . . . until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:
- Every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces.
- The ship's captain, its chief science officer and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations.
- At least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is . . . and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.